Please note the revised project code below for this position advertised earlier.
The current code is ENGN2501016


Pre-clinical Analysis of Orthopaedic Implants - A Multi-Scale Approach


School of Engineering
Faculty of Technology
University of Portsmouth, UK
Basis: Full-time
Closing date: 5pm, Sunday 3 April 2016
Project code: ENGN2501016

A PhD research student is sought to play a key role in the development of research in multi-scale modelling of orthopaedic implant fixation, a key area concerning how implants are secured to the bone and the influence of implant design on the long-term integrity of such fixation under physiological loading conditions. You will work with a postdoctoral researcher within a team in the Mechanical Behaviour of Materials group, focussing on developing a multi-scale modelling framework, building models at micro- and macro- scales to gain insight into implant fixation integrity to inform future implant design and improve clinical outcome. For further details of the project, please click here.

You must have a Bachelors and/or Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering or Biomedical Engineering. Knowledge of biomechanics, finite element modelling, solid modelling, programming and medical image processing will be an advantage.

The PhD bursary (currently £14,057 p.a.) is for up to 4 years and fees for Home/EU student will be paid by the University also. If you would like to apply for this bursary position please apply online using the application form here, a personal statement and the names of two academic referees by the closing date (April 3, 2016). Please ensure that you cite the project code (ENGN2501016) on your application. For further details on eligibility and application procedure, please click here. For any informal discussion please contact Dr. Bidyut Pal at bidyut.pal@port.ac.uk.